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  • The interdisciplinary language of science, philosophy and religious studies

    2022-06-18

    Call for papers - Rivista Italiana di Filosofia del Linguaggio www.rifl.unical.it

    The interdisciplinary language of science, philosophy and religious studies

    Vol. 17, N. 1/2023

    Edited by Giuseppe Tanzella-Nitti and Ivan Colagè

    Submission deadline: February 15th, 2023

    Publication date: June 2023

    Contemporary culture highly fosters interdisciplinary work, but less attention is given to “the language” required for such an enterprise to be successful. Each discipline and research field has its own language and is thought to have all the necessary semantic resources for its work and development. For this reason, translation from the language used within a specific research field into another is not an easy task.

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  • Vol. 16, n. 2 - CFP "Aesthetic and Linguistic Practices"

    2022-01-12

    Call for papers - Rivista Italiana di Filosofia del Linguaggio www.rifl.unical.it

    Vol. 16, N. 2/2022     Aesthetic and Linguistic Practices

    eds. Gioia Laura Iannilli and Stefano Oliva

     

    Submission deadline: September 10th, 2022

    Publication: December 2022

    The reflection on the relationship between Aesthetics and Philosophy of language is often confronted with a double commonplace. On the one hand, aesthetic experience seems to be reducible to its sensual and perceptual side and therefore its nature appears to be entirely pre-linguistic. On the other hand, this reduction is often based on the idea that language is entirely equivalent to the propositional form. In order to overcome this double commonplace, or rather, shortcoming, it may be useful to approach the aesthetic and linguistic import of experience from the point of view of practices.

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  • Rhetoric and health (ed. Maria Grazia Rossi)

    2020-07-23

    Call for papers - Rivista Italiana di Filosofia del Linguaggio www.rifl.unical.it
    Vol. 15, N. 1/2021 Rhetoric and health
    Edited by Maria Grazia Rossi

    Deadline: 20.01.2021

    Words can act as a pharmakon, becoming a remedy or a poison. Considering both theoretical tenets and empirical findings, we have convincing evidence on the power of language and words in changing minds and fostering behavioural change.

    In the context of health, it has been underlined how the quality of communication affect (clinical) outcomes, at the individual level (on patients) and the collective or societal level (on citizens). During the current COVID-19 pandemic, it has become even more clear that such communication effect is indirect and mediated by factors such as understanding, motivation, social assistance, trust in the system, etc. Words that are well-spoken but also, obviously, well understood can have a strong impact on the quality of our lives, concerning the clinical, emotional and social spheres.

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